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Book Title: Lifeblood: How to Change the World One Dead Mosquito at a Time|
The author of the book: Alex Perry
Date of issue: September 6th 2011
ISBN 13: 9781610390866
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.88 MB
Read full description of the books Lifeblood: How to Change the World One Dead Mosquito at a Time:In 2006, the Wall Street pioneer and philanthropist Ray Chambers flicked through some holiday snapshots taken by his friend, development economist Jeff Sachs, and remarked on the placid beauty of a group of sleeping Malawian children. “They’re not sleeping,” Sachs told him. “They’re in malarial comas. A few days later, they were all dead.” Chambers had long avoided the public eye, but this moment sparked his determination to coordinate an unprecedented, worldwide effort to eradicate a disease that has haunted humanity since before the advent of medicine. Award-winning journalist Alex Perry obtained unique access to Chambers, now the UN Special Envoy for Malaria. In this book, Perry weaves together science and history with on-the-ground reporting and a riveting exposé of the workings of humanitarian aid to document Chambers’ campaign. By replacing traditional ideas of assistance with business acumen and hustle, Chambers saved millions of lives, and upturned current notions of aid, forging a new path not just for the developing world but for global business and philanthropy.
Read information about the authorAlex Perry is a correspondent and author. He is the author of The Rift, Falling Off The Edge, Lifeblood and The Good Mothers, due out in 2018, as well as several ebooks. Born in Philadelphia and raised in England, Perry lived and worked for 15 years in Asia and Africa as a bureau chief and contributing editor for TIME and Newsweek, reporting from more than 100 countries and covering more than 30 wars. He now lives in Hampshire, England.
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